14) Primula, Dodecatheon, Androsace and other Primulaceae

Does anyone have a good photo of Primula x juliana 'Jay Jay'?

Submitted by Place on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:54

Hello, I've been asked by Jodie Mitchell of Barnhaven Primroses if there are any NARGS members who have good pictures of Primula x juliana 'Jay Jay' that they would be willing to share for publication.  The Mitchells are writing a book on Primulas (The Plant-Lover's Guide to Primula) to be published in 2016 by Timber Press.  They would like to include a picture of this variety, but don't grow it themselves.  

If you are interested in sharing your pictures of 'Jay Jay', please write to Jodie Mitchell, [email protected]  

source of primula "copper kettle"

Submitted by Leonard Lehman on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:13

Several years ago, I and a friend purchased a uniquely colored primrose from Barry Glick of Sunshine farms and gardens in WVA. Called "copper kettle)", it really did look like burnt copper. Unfortunately, I lost my clump to a stinking groundhog and my friend lost his when he tried dividing it. When I tried to repurchase it, Glick informed me he had lost the strain due to a crop failure at his tissue culture supply !

Primula 2014

Submitted by Cockcroft on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 13:10

Some plants are just plain tough.  Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii definitely qualifies as a real trooper.  It is blooming today despite a very cold December with single digits temperatures.  A little later it will cover itself with blossoms.

Primula 2013

Submitted by AmyO on Sat, 03/09/2013 - 10:00

I just wanted to let everyone know that the American Primrose society seed exchange is now open to everyone! You don't have to be a member although we would love it if you did join! ;D
Find all the ordering info here http://www.americanprimrosesociety.org
There is still a large selection to choose from so get your orders in early!
Happy sowing & growing!!